The Commission on the Future of Undergraduate Education released its first report. Check out some of what they learned about today’s two and four-year colleges.
- Almost 90% percent of students who graduate from high school attend college within eight years.
- But only 40% of students complete a bachelor’s degree in four years and 60% graduate in six years.
- At two-year colleges, 29% of students graduate in three years.
- In 2015, 50% of women aged 25-29 had a bachelor’s degree; 41 percent of men did.
- 72% of Asian, 54% of white, 31% black and 27% Hispanic students aged 25-29 had earned an associate degree or higher
- 50% of high school students have to take remedial classes because they are not prepared for college.
- 28% of two-year college students who took remedial classes earned a degree in 8.5 years.
- In 2012, about 50% of students took out loans to pay for college.
- In 2014, 52% of low-income high school graduates immediately enrolled in college; 81% of high-income graduates did the same.
- 85% of students who graduate from high school have taken some kind of post-high school classes before turning 30.
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